In 2001 or so I got a free pack of playing cards on a Finnair trip between Paris and Helsinki. They are quite nice, really. Each card has a pic of some morally improving Finnish scenary, or kids in knitted hats, for artistic ice-covered berries, or reindeer. You know the sort of stuff.
I brought them with me in case I finished the books I brought. I thought yesterday that it would be a good way to elicit more direction terms, relative locations, and that sort of thing. We had a 4×4 (later 6×6 when that was too small) set of cards, one person had to keep a card in mind and the other had to find it. Person B would guess a card and Person A would say “no, you have to go that way” or “it’s further”. It was quite successful.
Then, we shuffled all the cards and BE and JS worked out a ‘story’ using the images. I don’t know what’s on that recording yet, since I went to the shop to get some blank CDs. That’s going to be fun to listen to!